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Ambassadors

Champion immigrant and refugee inclusion.

Upwardly Global Ambassadors are changemakers from a range of fields, who share a deep commitment to advancing workforce equity and access for economically vulnerable immigrants and refugees, and to supporting their entry into professional jobs in the U.S.

As an Upwardly Global Ambassador, you will engage in private meetings with top experts in workforce integration and immigration, and with Upwardly Global’s senior leadership and alumni.

Ambassadors play an active role in helping Upwardly Global drive our mission forward through meaningful personal philanthropy, skilled volunteering and mentorship, and thought leadership. Members make an annual gift of $2,500 or more (or give at a special alumni membership rate) to help move the bar on workforce integration.

Each year, Ambassadors are invited to:

  • Three virtual briefings from the field with special guests, the CEO, and Board
  • One regional event for Ambassadors (when in person events resume)
  • Join Upwardly Global’s Annual Gala event through early registration

We see a tough economy ahead, but also a real opportunity for immigrants to support vaccine rollouts, STEM jobs, and to bring us closer to realizing a bold, hopeful vision of a genuinely inclusive America.

We are excited to build our Ambassadors community!

How Immigrants and Refugees Can Help us Build the Inclusive Digital Economy We Need for our Shared Future

February 24 at 6 pm EST/ 3 pm PST video meeting
Hosted by Joshua Winter, Director, Skills for Employability at Microsoft + Upwardly Global Board Member
With Danette Howard, Senior Vice President, Lumina Foundation
Hector Mujica, Economic Opportunities Lead, Google
Robin Boggs, Director, U.S. Corporate Citizenship, Accenture
Jina Krause-Vilmar, CEO & President, Upwardly Global

The Keys to Unlocking Immigrant and Refugee Potential in Healthcare and Science

May (Date TBC)
Video meeting hosted by Kathy Taylor, Taylor Executive Search + Upwardly Global Board Member

Making it Real: How Companies Can Transform Practices for Inclusion of Immigrants and Refugees and Create more a Diverse, Equitable and Innovative Economy

September (Date TBC)
Video meeting with Upwardly Global Gala speakers

A Look Back, a Look Ahead: Supporting Immigrant and Refugee Inclusion in a Groundbreaking Time

November/December (Date TBC)
Regional in-person events if possible

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For more information and to learn about joining Upwardly Global Ambassadors, contact: Aditi Shah, Director of Development and Strategic Partnerships, at aditi@upwardlyglobal.org or (212) 219-8828 ext. 215

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